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Measuring Guides Curtains

How to measure for made to measure curtains

The style and impact of a curtain will be determined by several factors.

  • Fabric - The type of fabric and design you choose.
  • Styling/Heading - The type of heading you choose e.g. eyelet, pencil tape.
  • Curtain drop - The length of drop you choose e.g. sill length, below sill or floor length.

These are key factors which will affect the style and appearance of a curtain.


The heading is the top of the curtain which will be attached to the curtain track/pole.

Pencil HeadingPencil Heading

Suitable for curtain tracks and curtain poles

The material is gathered into uniform pleats to gain full impact. The back of the curtain is fitted with a 3" curtain tape. The curtain can then be attached onto a curtain track. The curtain is hung from one of the hook pocket position within the curtain tape as required and usually covers the track.

The curtains have draw cords at the back of the heading tape. Make sure each curtain is drawn to the correct width before hanging and make sure you tie one end.

When using a pole the curtain is hung from the top pocket of the tape to reveal the decorative pole.

One width of material ruched will reduce to approx half its original width.

Curtain hooks are not supplied


Suitable only for poles.

The drop measurement must be taken from the top of the pole and you must add an extra 3cm to this measurement as this will be the fabric allowance that will appear above the eyelet on the curtain.

This is a fixed tolerance and cannot be changed due to the manufacturing process.

This will then give you your overall drop of the curtain


Suitable for curtain tracks and curtain poles

Made to exact track/pole measurements by means of sewn in decorative pleats in 5'' stiffened buckram to each pleat.

When attaching on to a curtain pole the pin hooks supplied are fixed half an inch beneath the top of the curtains to reveal the pole.

One width of material pleated covers approx 16 - 23inches of pole depending on the overall pole width.

Metal pin hooks are supplied.


You can choose to have your curtains lined in our Standard Ivory or White polycotton satin lining fabric, in Ivory Blackout or Ivory Thermal lining fabric.

Curtain Measurements

It is important you enter the correct measurements to ensure the curtains are made to the exact requirements, the information required is ;-


To achieve the correct width, the size of the track or pole is required.

We recommend that any track/pole should be fitted 15cm - 30cm either side of the window recess to allow curtains when open to be pulled back away from the window.

How to measure your window

Curtain Track - ensure you measure the width of curtain track and not the window.

Curtain Pole - ensure you measure the width of the pole, excluding the finials.


If choosing Pencil Heading - the drop measurement should be taken from the top of the track or the bottom of the ring.

If choosing Eyelet Heading - the drop measurement should be taken from the top of the pole - please ensure you add 3cm to the drop for the fabric allowance visible above the pole

Deciding on curtain length is down to personal preference, however there are three basic lengths you may wish to choose from :-

Sill length - The curtain should be approximately 1cm above the sill

Below sill length - The curtain should be 15 cm below the sill or 3cm above the radiator.

Floor length - The curtain should be 2.5cm above the floor.